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Feel the fear and do it anyway

Louise Bassett

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Feel the fear and do it anyway

This is my new mantra. In the last few months I have been pushing myself most firmly out of my comfort zone! (writing this as i stand in House of Fraser in Edinburgh, hosting my own little pop-up shop for Birch & Bloom-MAD I KNOW!) Those who know me will tell you I’m a big scaredy cat when it comes to anything that makes me the centre of attention. Earlier this year the lovely girls from Nordic Edit approached me about doing a summer wreath making workshop in their showroom. My first thoughts were “me??, why?” and “NO WAY!” However,...


So You're Getting Married?

Louise Bassett

So You're Getting Married?

We’re now firmly in Wedding Season 2018. I seem to spend an awful lot of time browsing, researching and daydreaming all things wedding these days, so I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite wedding bloggers to inspire you for your own big day. They are the gurus of wedding style. Their pages cover every aspect of your wedding and are overflowing with fantastically stunning and original ideas. There are hundreds of wedding blogs out there- some great, some not so great and some ‘Oh my GOODNESS, I need that in my wedding!’ Here are my favourite four.......


"Behind the Squares" with Muscari Blue

Louise Bassett

"Behind the Squares"  with Muscari Blue

  This is the first in my series of interviews called “Behind the Squares”. Inspired by the recent instagram challenge ‘Meet the Maker’ I thought it would be nice to take a peek behind the beautiful styled shots we see, and get to learn a bit about who is behind them. To begin the series I have been chatting to Katie Russell, a super talented and experienced florist with her own business - Muscari Blue. She lives right here in the same village as me, just outside Edinburgh and has very kindly let me share a little of her story...


Imposter Syndrome strikes again...

Louise Bassett

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Imposter Syndrome strikes again...

  Here I am at 6 in the morning, typing away like I’m in an episode of sex and the city while my children sleep. How oh how do you quiet such a busy mind?  I’m not going to lie- I’ve had a creative wobble this week. I think there are a few elements to said wobble..   Firstly, I’ve had 5 looooong years of sleep deprivation (I have 2 beautiful, non-sleeping children) Secondly, lately I always seem to be feeling guilty (trying to stretch myself too thinly and getting nowhere very far at all-see previous re children) Thirdly, FEAR!...


To Blog or not to Blog...

Louise Bassett

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To Blog or not to Blog...

I’ve been pondering this very question for some time… The benefits of blogging have been well documented, especially for a small business owner like myself. It’s scary though! Am I interesting enough? Will I think of good things to write about? Will I even manage to squeeze it in regularly to my ever increasing schedule? Hey Ho, what is there to lose? *Pulls on pair of big girl pants* Here goes…   Inspiration  I’ve been reading a lot about the people behind small businesses whilst taking part (of a fashion) in the Instagram challenge `march meet the maker’. It is...